ESKA Presents "Are You Here?"

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25 Swan Street

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ESKA performs new music written in collaboration with 15 emerging artists


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There will be opportunities to donate to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund on the night for those that wish to do so.


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To mark the finale of Brighter Sound’s Artistic Directors Series #008, ESKA, joined by associate director Adrian Jackson (Cardboard Citizens) will lead 14 musicians, performers and visual artists in a live premiere of original music created during the residency at a special, one-off event.

The show on Sunday 28 May will feature new work created in collaboration between ESKA and some of the UK’s most exciting emerging musicians, performers and visual artists.

ESKA explained what excited her about this opportunity:

"For us, art is not an end in itself … but it is an opportunity for the true perception and criticism of the times we live in.” – Hugo Ball, founder of DADA, 1916.

This is art’s ‘call to arms’! The barometer of success of this process will be how we are able to challenge ourselves and our audience to think... Working across various art forms, I hope this will also be an opportunity for collaboration, to get a different perspective on the role and function of our art. If you, like me, are struggling to grasp what's going on in the world, here is a chance to make a response to that. Excited? So am I – ESKA

There are few better ways to discover the best up and coming talent in the UK music industry – the intensive and inspirational residency weeks provide the setting for the creation of the most imaginative and incredible new music under the guidance of inspirational leaders, and all previous Artistic Directors residencies have resulted in highly acclaimed sell-out shows. ESKA’s inclusion of performance and visual artists will add another dimension to the night.

ESKA defies categorisation, blending soul, folk-pop, jazz, electronica and blues. Her twenty-year career has taken her around the world, collaborating with artists including Grace Jones, UNKLE and Tony Allen. In 2015, ESKA released her self-titled debut album to rave reviews, earning a Mercury Prize nomination.


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